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SkyTraq introduces GPS/GAGAN receiver module for Indian market

March 13, 2018  - By

SkyTraq Technology Inc., a fabless GNSS positioning technology company, has introduced the S1216F8-GI2, a NavIC + GPS/GAGAN receiver module for the emerging Indian market.

It integrates L1/L5 RF front-end and baseband processor capable of receiving up to 14 L5 NavIC signals and up to 20 L1 GPS/GAGAN signals simultaneously. With currently usable six NavIC signals and three GAGAN signals, it offers a total of 18-23 usable signals for navigation compared to 9-14 usable signals with conventional GPS receivers, providing improved accuracy in urban canyon environments with signals often blocked by high buildings.

The S1216F8-GI2 has form-factor and pin-out compatability with popular 12 x 16-millimeter GPS receiver modules, so customers using those GPS modules can effortlessly migrate to NavIC/GPS capability by drop-in replacement and changing to an L1/L5 antenna.

For emerging intelligent transport systems (ITS) applications requiring NavIC/GPS capability in India, S1216F8-GI2 enables fast time-to-market for product manufacturers, the company said.

NavIC sub-frame data output is a useful feature of the S1216F8-GI2. It can output NavIC broadcast warning messages related to weather alerts, forecast, and natural disasters such as cyclones, earthquakes and tsunamis.

An S1216F8-GI2 engineering sample, evaluation kit and datasheet is available. Volume delivery to customers begins in late March. The S1216F8-GI2 is manufactured with ISO/TS 16949 automotive certification.